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Edinburgh, Leith, 58, 59 Timber Bush

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9765 / 55°58'35"N

Longitude: -3.169 / 3°10'8"W

OS Eastings: 327145

OS Northings: 676558

OS Grid: NT271765

Mapcode National: GBR 8T5.L3

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.916P

Entry Name: Edinburgh, Leith, 58, 59 Timber Bush

Listing Date: 28 November 1989

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 365265

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27910

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Unitary Authority Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Early 19th century. 4-storey, 3-bay gabled warehouse, originally 3-storey, heightened probably later 19th century, now converted to offices. Cream sandstone, coursed and squared rubble, coursed rubble to rear and side with droved dressings; heightened in red brick to rear and side, sandstone rubble to front.

NE (FRONT) ELEVATION: gabled; large rectangular opening (now glazed) to left and centre; hoist doors off-centre above with loading and pulley mechanism to 3rd floor door, modern hinged loading platforms; single window at 1st floor to right. Single windows to right bay (enlarged at 3rd floor).

SW (REAR) ELEVATION: loading doors off-centre to right with modern hinged loading platforms, hoist beam opening blocked. Single door at 2nd floor to right. Single windows to left bay.

NW ELEVATION: single window at ground floor to centre; single windows at 2nd and 3rd floor to 3 centre bays.

Modern small-pane timber casement windows. Slate roof.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

Statement of Interest

The 1817 and 1827 maps of the area show a large warehouse belonging to W Hall & Co on the site. This probably consisted of a 3-gabled building, two of the gables being demolished, possibly in the 1830s, to make way for the larger warehouse at Nos 54-57.

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